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Magura HC1

Magura recently announced a new option for Brake and Clutch master cylinders - the HC1. Really nice slim design.

The good news is that these will be less than half the price of the HC3s.

Even better news is that there is a Clutch version that is designed for mineral oil! As in these will work on our bikes.

The not so good news is that they will still cost about $800U.S. a pair...

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Hey Robert,

Thanks for the heads up, look like a great piece of kit, don't like the bulkyness of the original.

Was going down the route of new levers and machined covers for the master cylinders to tidy up the bars, but set that against the cost of this setup and it does not look too bad, not to mention the gain in feel and performance.

Wish you hadn't mentioned the Hc3, they look awesome, hope sense will prevail!
 

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Hi RobertVp,

I'm very interested in Magura's HC1. Are they a quality bit of kit?

Do you know of anyone who has purchased and/or installed both Magura clutch and front brake master cylinders, and what their experience has been?

HC3's are beautiful, indeed, but seem to be intended more for pro racing than for casual street riders. Any thoughts?

I began this quest by looking at Brembo, but have heard that their clutch MC does not work because of the mineral oil issue. To make matters much worse, it has been virtually impossible to obtain compatible parts information or any product guidance from Brembo Italy.

For reasons unknown to me, no one there will respond to e-mail or telephonic inquiries despite numerous e-mails to more than five individuals. Their customer service is virtually nonexistent, which I find very, very strange. Perhaps, I'm doing something wrong.

Anyway, I'm about to pull the trigger on some HC1's and would really appreciate anything you or anyone else can tell me about them, good or bad.

Thanks,
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Hi RobertVp,

I'm very interested in Magura's HC1. Are they a quality bit of kit?

Do you know of anyone who has purchased and/or installed both Magura clutch and front brake master cylinders, and what their experience has been?

HC3's are beautiful, indeed, but seem to be intended more for pro racing than for casual street riders. Any thoughts?

I began this quest by looking at Brembo, but have heard that their clutch MC does not work because of the mineral oil issue. To make matters much worse, it has been virtually impossible to obtain compatible parts information or any product guidance from Brembo Italy.

For reasons unknown to me, no one there will respond to e-mail or telephonic inquiries despite numerous e-mails to more than five individuals. Their customer service is virtually nonexistent, which I find very, very strange. Perhaps, I'm doing something wrong.

Anyway, I'm about to pull the trigger on some HC1's and would really appreciate anything you or anyone else can tell me about them, good or bad.

Thanks,
Cas
Pull the trigger on the HC1's, then you can tell us about them :D

I'm also eyeing the Maguras, and from past experience, Magura is quality stuff, even more so than the run-of-mill Brembo stuff available to the general public
 
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Anybody fitted Magura HC1 brake and clutch master cylinders?
Or have luck with Brembo?
I just installed Magura HC1 clutch and front brake master cylinders, new Goodridge SS cables, and RIZOMA Next fluid reservoirs; however, my RIZOMA dealer sold me the wrong reservoir for the clutch (CT125 instead of CTM125 - "M" for mineral oil), so I'm now waiting for the correct reservoir to arrive from Italy.

Magura's quality is second to none and install really cleaned up the handlebars. I'll post pictures once the correct clutch reservoir is received/installed.
 

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I just installed Magura HC1 clutch and front brake master cylinders, new Goodridge SS cables, and RIZOMA Next fluid reservoirs; however, my RIZOMA dealer sold me the wrong reservoir for the clutch (CT125 instead of CTM125 - "M" for mineral oil), so I'm now waiting for the correct reservoir to arrive from Italy.

Magura's quality is second to none and install really cleaned up the handlebars. I'll post pictures once the correct clutch reservoir is received/installed.
Nice! Will be interesting to hear what your impressions of how the brakes/clutch works after the install is complete.
 

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Hi everybody,
just for letting you know: Magura is a very traditional company sited in the South of Germany who are making the handbrake and clutch control assemblies and grips for BMW from the beginning – say since 1923. So do they for the modern bikes.



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@Cas

Also keen to hear the feedback.

Did you do the install yourself?

Have been watching the magura install vid for the hc3s as it's on a ninet.

The install and bleed looks straight forwards but they strip the bike down quite a bit to install the new clutch and break lines, the install of which they leave out of the vid.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n6HBXB0tuEw

Did you go with an 18mm piston?
 

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@Cas

Also keen to hear the feedback.

Did you do the install yourself?

Have been watching the magura install vid for the hc3s as it's on a ninet.

The install and bleed looks straight forwards but they strip the bike down quite a bit to install the new clutch and break lines, the install of which they leave out of the vid.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n6HBXB0tuEw

Did you go with an 18mm piston?
Aubrey,


No, I did not do the installation myself. I suppose that I could have, using the Magura videos as a guide, but I decided to leave it to those with a bit more experience than I.


In hindsight, I suppose that I could have done it myself, but I was told to remove the brake and clutch lines and bring them with me to X-Bike in Budapest (no Magura dealers in Serbia), so that they could make new, longer Goodridge lines to fit the HC1's and that seemed like a huge hassle, e.g., lifting the fuel tank, et cetera. I also have about zero experience bleeding brake and clutch lines, so I chickened out.


I chose the HC1's, as I was advised by Magura that the HC3's are designed/intended for the race track, and HC1's are for the street. The HC1's are also black, which IMHO is a better match for the NineT, not to mention that they were much less expensive. Regardless, I still shelled out more than 1,000 Euro for the master cylinders, new Goodridge stainless steel brake and clutch lines, and Rizoma Next fluid reservoirs.


The new HC1 brake master cylinder is fitted with an 18mm piston; the clutch master cylinder is equipped with a 13mm piston and is designed to work with mineral oil.


Although they don't advertise it on their website, Rizoma makes a Next fluid reservoir for the clutch that is designed for mineral oil - HCM125. It is available in several colors, but I chose black to best match the HC1's.


I'll post some photos once I have installed the Rizoma Next fluid reservoir for the clutch (my Rizoma dealer sold me the wrong part - HC125 - which is not designed to work with mineral oil).
 

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@Cas

Thanks for the info. Totally agree the the HC1s look better on the bike, also look a bit smaller than the HC3s which I like.

I don't think it's chickening out not doing it yourself. The vids make the install look straight forwards but replacing the lines, which they don't show, looks like a job and a half! Wouldn't be keen on that part either.

Looking forwards to hearing how you get on with them and seeing the pics
 

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How did you get on?

Would love to see some pictures of them mounted.
I'm a bit "photo" challenged at the moment, trying to learn how to attach photographs (not thumbnails) cto my post. However, here's the latest:

Last Thursday, I finally received the replacement HCM125 Rizoma Next fluid reservoir for mineral oil from the RIZOMA dealer in Belgrade.

Yesterday, I had the new reservoir installed, replacing the stock Magura fluid reservoir that came with the HC1's.

I also had the positions of the levers fine-tuned to improve the "fit" in my hands.

I hope to go for a long ride on Monday just to see how everything feels. Already, I can say that the HC1's feel sturdier, and seem to respond quicker when I apply them, but more on that later.

I'm going to try to take some photos today and then make an attempt to post them, so stay tuned...
 

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Nope can't open, links to smug mug and you need a username/password to see them.
 

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When I try to view the photos I'm asked to login. After logging in no luck.

My master cylinders finally arrived last week. It'll be a couple weeks before they will be installed.

I hope you enjoy the upgrade!

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Yes, those work. Can also use Dropbox account and use your 'Public' folder
 
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